ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Overall, the Evoque is more about style than function. It offers 2-door convertible and 4-door versions. The standard nine-speed automatic was neither smooth nor responsive in the similar Discovery Sport we tested. The Evoque's ride is choppy, and noise levels are elevated. Interior room and visibility are sacrificed for the striking silhouette. Controls are a bit quirky. Handling is sprightly but becomes disconcerting at the limits. The Evoque's Terrain Response system facilitates moderate off-road capability. Recent updates include optional lane keeping assist, the addition of the InControl infotainment system, and new seats. A more powerful 286-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine is available. A redesigned Evoque just went on sale.